McClune v FORRME Ltd [2021]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    18221/20IT
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Pay and Conditions of Employment, Coronavirus/Covid-19
Issues covered: Unlawful deduction from wages; Furlough; Coronavirus

The claimant commenced employment with the respondent in October 2017.  She agreed to take a reduced salary of £32,000, rather than £36,000, on the basis that she would receive a van and fuel for business use only.  On 5th June 2020 the respondent sought the claimant’s agreement to place her on furlough under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme introduced by the Government in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The claimant queried how the van salary sacrifice would be dealt with, but she signed the form anyway.  There was no proposal to go beyond the remit of the scheme so she would receive 80% of her pay. The respondent later responded stating that the van was outside of the

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This article is correct at 19/10/2021
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